GMOs – What to Know

Genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, are often maligned and misunderstood. To help clear up misconceptions and answer some of the prevalent questions about GMOs, we tapped into our food system network of university professors for a series of blog posts we’re calling ‘GMOs – What to Know.’ Experts on a variety of GMO-related topics are featured, including:

  • Dr. Bruce Chassy, Professor of Food Microbiology and Nutritional Sciences; Executive Associate Director of the Biotechnology Center; Assistant Dean for Science Communications in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign
  • Dr. Peggy Lemaux, Cooperative Extension Specialist at the University of California-Berkeley
  • Dr. Martina Newell-McGloughlin, Director, University of California Systemwide Biotechnology Research and Education Program (UCBREP), Co-Director, National Institutes of Health Training Program in Biomolecular Technology, Co-Director, NSF IGERT CREATE Training Program, and Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Plant Pathology at the University of California-Davis
  • Dr. Wayne Parrott, Professor in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, University of Georgia
  • Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam, Cooperative Extension Specialist, Animal Genomics and Biotechnology, University of California-Davis

Here you can find all of the posts related to our series on GMOs.

GMO Series Index

Note: In 2015, the Food and Drug Administration approved genetically modified apples and potatoes, but these varieties won’t likely be commercially available until 2016.

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